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Punjab Congress crisis: ‘My stand is unchanged’, says Navjot Sidhu after meeting AICC panel

Aditi Tandon

Press Reporter News Service

New Delhi, June 1

Days after attacking Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on lack of justice within the sacrilege subject, former state minister Navjot Singh Sidhu reiterated the identical stand earlier than the AICC panel shaped to resolve inside factionalism within the state unit. 

The Chief Minister will meet the AICC panel on Thursday.

“My stand stays unchanged,” mentioned Sidhu, who met the committee headed by Chief of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge right here as we speak for almost two hours.Rising from the deliberations, Sidhu appeared upbeat and assured and mentioned, “Punjab, Punjabiyat and Punjabis will win. All anti-Punjab forces must be defeated.”

Additionally learn: Panel eager on ‘adjusting’ Navjot Sidhu: Punjab ministers

The ex-minister who give up the state Cupboard in July 2019 after being divested of the native our bodies portfolio for energy has been in political wilderness ever since.

Of late, Sidhu has been publicly attacking the CM for absentee justice within the Bargari case that concerned the desecration of Guru Granth Saheb.

The CM has, nonetheless, maintained that the SIT on the difficulty is constant with its probe and the courts are seized of the matter.

“Upon being summoned by the Congress excessive command, I got here right here to appraise the AICC committee about Punjab. I’ve alerted the committee to the reality of Punjab and eloquently echoed the voice of the folks of the state, of the grassroots, eloquently. Crucial subject is that my earlier stand on Punjab and points regarding Punjab stays unchanged,” Sidhu mentioned after assembly the committee, which has been tasked with respectably rehabilitating him contemplating his star enchantment and vote catching talents.

Sidhu mentioned his high agenda is that the ability of the folks of Punjab — the taxes they pay — ought to return to the folks in no matter kind potential.

“In the present day I’ve shone mild on the reality. Fact may be eclipsed but it surely can’t be defeated.

Punjab will win. We’ve got to make sure the victory of Punjab. Each citizen of Punjab must be made a participant in governance. We’ve got defeat all anti Punjab forces,” mentioned the MLA from East Amritsar including: “Punjab, Punjabiyat and every Punjabi will win.”

The AICC panel can also be assembly MLAs in batches of 25 each day and is predicted to satisfy the chief minister later earlier than submitting a report back to the excessive command.

Sources say a transparent assertion from the CM about justice within the sacrilege matter might be a method out of the present stalemate and for Sidhu to return to energetic state politics after the panel’s deliberative course of.

That explains PCC chief Sunil Jakhar’s statements of Monday that these behind the sacrilege can be delivered to ebook and punished.

If the sacrilege subject is resolved, a consensus might be advanced with Sidhu returning to the state cupboard in a task acceptable to him and the CM.

The CM, sources say, is eager on unity within the election yr, and will take one step ahead to accommodate Sidhu.

It, nonetheless, stays to be seen whether or not Sidhu may also take a step ahead if CM cedes some area for him.

The Congress management doesn’t need a scenario of Sidhu’s alienation after the celebration’s rout in latest state polls.

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